Organization of the troops in the Department of the Gulf, Major General Dabney H. Maury, C. S. Army, commanding, August 1, 1863.
Colonel J. P. W. AMERINE.
54th [57th] Alabama, Colonel J. P. W. Amerine.
3rd Florida Cavalry Battalion, Major T. J. Myers.
Gid. Nelson (Alabama) Artillery (one section), Lieutenant J. G. Cowan.
J. C. Keyser's cavalry company.
Alexander C. Monroe's cavalry company.
Brigadier General JAMES CANTEY.
2nd Alabama Artillery Battalion.
17th Alabama, Colonel V. S. Murphey.
21st Alabama (First Battalion), Colonel C. D. Anderson.
29th Alabama, Colonel J. F. Conoley.
Alabama Battery, Captain John J. Ward.
Gid. Nelson Artillery (section), Lieutenant W. M. Seldon.
Humes' (Tennessee) battery.
Colonel WILLIAM L. POWELL.
1st Alabama Artillery Battalion.
21st Alabama (Second Battalion).
1st Confederate (Georgia) Regiment.
Baldwin Rangers, Captain T. C. Barlow.
City Troops, Captain E. T. Arrington.
J. H. Clanton's Brigade.
6th Alabama Cavalry.
N. H. Clanton's battery.
S. J. Murphy's battalion of Alabama and Florida Cavalry.
Post at Selma, one company, Colonel W. H. Jenifer.
HEADQUARTERS TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT, Shreveport, La., August 1, 1863.
Major General RICHARD TAYLOR:
GENERAL: I inclose you a copy of a telegram received this morning from Brigadier General P. O. Hebert.+
You will observe a movement against Red River is reported to be in contemplation by the enemy.
You will make such disposition of your troops as to be ready to meet such a movement if it should be made.
I have the honor to be,general, your most obedient servant,
E. KIRBY SMITH,
[AUGUST 1, 1863.- For orders directing Brigadier-General Tappan to proceed with his brigade from Monroe, La., to Pine Bluff, Ark., see Vol. XXII, Part II, p.951.]
*At Montgomery, Ala.